The forcefield of secrecy and exclusivity surrounding Julian Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi in the West Village has just been weakened, slightly. Even though the West 11th Street Pompeii-red mini-tower's two available apartments?the $27 million duplex and the $32 million triplex?were listed in the Times' real estate database, interested parties still had to be screened by Schnabel lieutenant Brian Kelly. Now, the Observer's Max Abelson reports, Schnabel is going the broker route. And because we're talking the Schnabe here, the Brown Harris Stevens broker enlisted has a totally awesome name (Paddington M. Zwigard), has never sold an apartment for more than $10 million and hand-wrote a letter to get the listings. There's a Chupiriffic open house on Sunday, but don't think any old Tom, Dick and Harry can waltz into the most beautiful apartments we've ever laid eyes on (yes, we got inside, which is a story for another day). The open house is by-appointment only.
· Listing: 360 West 11th Street triplex [BHS]
· Listing: 360 West 11th Street duplex [BHS]
· Schnabel’s Palazzo Goes Mainstream With $59 M. in Broker Listings [NYO]
· Gesamtkunstwerk, or the Total Artwork That Is Palazzo Chupi [Curbed]